T. K. Jones

Biography

Hi, I'm T. K. Jones (Terri K. Jones). I'm an artist, crafter, and writer.

I’m a Renaissance (wo)man who wants to do it all! I love to learn new crafts and experiment. I enjoy many different mediums including but not limited to: sewing, crochet, knitting, jewelry making, clay, mixed media, illustrating, embroidery, painting, up-cycling & recycling, bath & body items, etc.

I consider myself an autodidact. In terms of autodidacticism and artistic abilities, I really look up to Leonardo da Vinci. He’s really an inspiration to me. I self-learn/self-teach a lot of seemingly random things. I enjoy learning foreign languages and technical skills involving computers and the internet. I want to learn just about everything!

In college I studied Communication (Film & Video Production) and Philosophy. I graduated Magna Cum Laude, but I think everything I learned in college, I could have learned on my own and sometimes wish I did that and started on my small business earlier in life. But you can’t change the past.

I love to learn about different time periods in history and different cultures. I’m fascinated by Renaissance Italy, the time of Marie Antoinette, Native Americans, New England history, turn of the century New York City (the slums, gangs, immigrants, etc.), paganism, Russia (especially the Asian parts like Siberia), Gypsy traveling culture, the 1920s, 30s, 50s and 60s. That is just a small list of cultural and historical interest. I couldn’t possibly list everything.

Some more topics of interest include: classic films, philosophy, literature, culture, world religions, fiber arts, dollmaking, fairies, gnomes, mermaids, legendary and so-called mythical creatures, gardening, homesteading, conspiracy theories, the paranormal, metaphysics and occult, dreams, cats, alternative history, alternative science, pre-Christian civilizations and cultures, lives/biographies of writers and artists, etc.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It can start in a number of different ways. Sometimes I come up with a title that I think is catchy or interesting and work around it (brainstorm) and see what I come up with. Other times I might have a character sketch. I ask what happens to the character? Why? How? When? Who? Sometimes I see a powerful scene in my head and build a story around it. It can also start with a dream ( I have many bizarre dreams.) So for me, dreams can turn out to be a free writing prompt!
I don't have a set-in-stone process of writing. Maybe that's what makes writing so interesting for me.
How do you approach cover design?
Up to now, I've designed my own cover. They don't look fancy/professional but they don't look horrible either. I get royalty-free images online and I use GIMP which is an opensource program I highly recommend. Often times I will make multiple covers and choose my favorite one. If I use an image on my cover, I make sure it's relevant to what my story is about. For example, I wont put an ET on the cover or a whodunit murder mystery set in the 1920s!
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Books

Project Spiralbound
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A poor college student trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre experiment. How will he get out of it? Can he? (Printed length = 35 pages) This is a long short story.
Fire Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature? (Print length = 15 pages)

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